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Old 06-15-2016, 03:24 PM
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Default RC Tanks as a separate, stand alone forum on RCU...?

I know this was kicked around some years back but do the current stats warrant tis forum being on it's own, not under cars/ buggies?


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Moderators?

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Old 06-15-2016, 03:47 PM
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Misread yeah it should be stand alone

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Old 06-15-2016, 05:12 PM
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Judging from the numbers of posts alone I'd have to say it should stand alone.
Old 06-15-2016, 05:52 PM
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Considering this forum has way more activity than most other 'Dedicated' RC Tank sites - I also believe it should have it's own section
Old 06-15-2016, 05:56 PM
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Ditto, I'm not into RC cars, so having to put that as an interest in the profile annoys me.

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Old 06-15-2016, 06:31 PM
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I'm into all kinds of r/c on different forums and it still amaze's me to the thread and read #'s compared to other r/c aspects. What's gained being on it's own other than easier to find off the main page? I have this forum set up on "my forums" so it's just a one clicker anyways. Maybe a tutorial on forum set up would do the same? Not trying to sound like a douche, just saying it's already there.
Where you going with this Jerry? I'm cool with it either way, access off the main page would grab even more " forum ghosts" which would be good.

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Old 06-15-2016, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBennyB View Post
I'm into all kinds of r/c on different forums and it still amaze's me to the thread and read #'s compared to other r/c aspects. What's gained being on it's own other than easier to find off the main page? I have this forum set up on "my forums" so it's just a one clicker anyways. Maybe a tutorial on forum set up would do the same? Not trying to sound like a douche, just saying it's already there.
Where you going with this Jerry? I'm cool with it either way, access off the main page would grab even more " forum ghosts" which would be good.

I do the same as you I have the direct link to the forum bookmarked
so access isn't an issue at all, it's not all about ease of access.

It's about RC armor not having to be in the shadow of any other aspect of RC;
it can stand on its own now more than ever.

That's where I'm going with it. If no one else cares perhaps I'm wrong about this.

Jerry
Old 06-16-2016, 10:53 AM
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I'm not a tank guy and i think you guys should have your own section, The boats do and they are relatively unpopular these days in comparison to how it used to be. In all honesty up until now i thought you did have your own so +1 if my vote counts for anything, its america so prolly not lol Have a good one guys!
Old 06-16-2016, 12:28 PM
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I think this is a strong enough forum to stand alone as well.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:55 PM
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Anyone interested in rc tanks and was looking for an rc forum may glance at RC Universe but all they'd see is boats, cars/buggies, planes, trains, etc., so they'd 'blow RCU off and not look back.

Yes, there needs to be a separate listing for 'rc tanks'. The rest of the rc community may look at us as 'those few eccentric tankers' but there's starting to be a LOT of us.

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I dunno - when I came looking for info on 'Heng Long RC Tanks' back in 2006, Google took me straight here?
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I'm in for a stand alone.
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Originally Posted by Tanque View Post
I do the same as you I have the direct link to the forum bookmarked
so access isn't an issue at all, it's not all about ease of access.

It's about RC armor not having to be in the shadow of any other aspect of RC;
it can stand on its own now more than ever.

That's where I'm going with it. If no one else cares perhaps I'm wrong about this.

Jerry
I'm totally with you here. We are growing pretty fast compared to other groups and I would like to see a dedicated front page section to us. We have a smaller section below the cars but a nice section for Military or Tanks/Tracked Vehicles would be great. Good luck contacting the mods though You cant even go visit the main office in CA without them being jerks lol.

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Old 06-20-2016, 04:04 PM
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I am with you fellers, stand alone!!!
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I have a direct link to the forum in my bookmarks, so it doesn't really matter to me. I do admit though, it took me a while to find it when I first started looking for tank forums.
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I think this forum should be stand alone. I have this forum book marked. It would be easier for the new comers to RC Tanks, to find and join us. I have been a member since June 2007. The people in this forum are awesome with the information, helpful ideas, and answering the questions of fellow members! BZ guys and gals!
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Stand alone, tanks should have its own and it should have been done years ago.
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I'm all for a stand alone section for tanks.

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Old 06-21-2016, 01:39 PM
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The only thing I can suggest is to use the contact us form and complain/ask there. Just a warning though, mods do ignore most stuff sent to them here on RCU unfortunately We actually went to their home office in CA to try and talk to some people and they were super rude and wouldnt even give bossman a few minutes of their time. This surprised me as RCG always comes up and says hi to us at shows and we are RCU focused....
Old 06-24-2016, 08:29 AM
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I would be in favor if we called it "Tanks and Military Vehicles".
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Originally Posted by TheBennyB View Post
I'm into all kinds of r/c on different forums and it still amaze's me to the thread and read #'s compared to other r/c aspects. What's gained being on it's own other than easier to find off the main page? I have this forum set up on "my forums" so it's just a one clicker anyways. Maybe a tutorial on forum set up would do the same? Not trying to sound like a douche, just saying it's already there.
Where you going with this Jerry? I'm cool with it either way, access off the main page would grab even more " forum ghosts" which would be good.
I can definitely see where you're coming from with that. But as a fairly fresh tanker of 1 year just finding out this site exists and then spending about 20m trying to find the tanks section - I'd say it should be standalone. In my opinion anything that costs over 500 dollars should have an easy to find database for safe forum viewing. Thus you'd have less people getting frustrated and diving right into repairs, and unwittingly tearing their tank apart.
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Originally Posted by Merganser View Post
I would be in favor if we called it "Tanks and Military Vehicles".
Thinking that would be perfect as we DO speak of vehicles other than just tanks on this forum. Also this is a known forum title on many other sites so it would be more recognizable to first time users.
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Originally Posted by Merganser View Post
I would be in favor if we called it "Tanks and Military Vehicles".
It's my opinion but I believe that is a cracking good idea.

I've been in armor since I bought my first Bandai Hummel in 1973, ny first Tamiya Sherman in 1975 and first 1/10 Panther in 1977. I've also built and flown the first generation of Helicopters including
Kavan's Alouette( still hanging in my garage), Jet Ranger, and Schulter's HeliBoy among others; even flew the first electric chopper I'd ever seen- the Ishimasa Sky Lark( wish I'd kept it) on a tether. I ran big gas ( ignition- 'weed eater') boats as a member of the SFMYC from 1979 until 1991. And I've run off road cars in the form of Kyosho Landjumps and Playtron buggies ( because they have self starters!) so I've been around the block on RC subjects....

Besides the Landjumps nothing has endured for me like RC armor: here I've found my alternate home.

RC armor is the best hobby yet invented. It combines historical detail, model engineering, role playing, and art all at once and you can't ( normally) sink, crash or roll one.

"Tanks and Military Vehicles" is a hobby whose time has more than come. Enjoyed all over the world in any one of several scales it deserves it's own stand alone forum entry point here....

What remains is how to get'er done!

Jerry
Old 06-26-2016, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Merganser View Post
I would be in favor if we called it "Tanks and Military Vehicles".

I feel like it would get flooded with boats and planes
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How about "Tanks, Tracks and Wheeled Military Vehicles" ?

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